Google officially announced of working over overhauling the look and feel across Google Products. As part of this larger effort, Google is bringing you an experience that's more focused, elastic, and effortless, including on google Maps.
You can still find your favorite west-coast oyster bar in Portland Maine...
"Whether you use Google Maps to discover new places, or to seek out destinations you know well and love, we hope you will find our updated look as familiar and reliable. It is simple polish with focus on what's most important--your map," google said.
[Source: Lat Long blog]